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The temporary closure yesterday of the electronics store J&R Music and Computer World (it will reopen in 2015 after a renovation) left long-time customers reeling—"I could weep," one man told the Times—but one big box retailer took advantage of the opportunity. "By 11 a.m., the Staples supply store across the street had a worker out handing out fliers to would-be J&R shoppers with discount offers of its own," says the Journal. Because a four-decade-old family-run store is basically the same as a corporate giant, right? [NYT and WSJ; previously]